Forget Eyelash Growth Serums – Be Daring With custom mink lashes
The quality ofcustom mink lashes has significantly improved over the years. False eyelashes can look extremely natural, or can offer people the opportunity to create their own signature look through a variety of dramatic styles. 99% of all of my brides wear faux lashes on their wedding day. False custom mink lashes are quick, easy, and photograph fantastic.
There are two different types of faux custom mink lashes: Strip Lashes and Individual Lashes.
Strip Lashes are super quick because the faux lashes are ready to go and are adhered to a tiny strip. The strip of lashes is then applied to the skin along your lash line with custom mink lashes adhesive.
The three most common Strip Lash styles are: Center, Corner or Full.
Center Faux Lashes – Designed to be placed directly over the center of each eye. Center Faux custom mink lashes create a subtle illusion that the eye is open and wide.
Corner Faux custom mink lashes – Designed to be placed on the outer corner of each eye. Corner Faux lashes are best for people who have a close-set eye shape. The added emphasis to the outer corner of the eye gives the illusion of a wider-set eye shape which creates balance.
Full Faux Lashes – Designed to cover the entire lash line. Full Faux Lashes create all over volume and length which gives a beautiful effect to the entire face.
Strip Lash Pros:
I love Strip custom mink lashes because they offer a lash style for every fashion personality. Strip lashes are fun, inexpensive, don’t smear, and are reusable.
Strip Lash Cons:
I recommend experimenting with all faux lashes prior to a special event as some people are sensitive to the eyelash adhesive which can cause irritation, redness, or swelling. If Strip Lashes are not properly applied, the corners may tend to lift.
Individual Lashes are a little trickier than Strip Lashes and must be applied with care. The most common individual lash style is referred to as a “cluster”. Several individual custom mink lashes are bonded together to form a single “cluster”. Each eyelash cluster is then applied directly to your natural eyelash at the base of your lash line with eyelash adhesive. Individual lashes are truly the original lash extension.
Individual Lash Pros:
Because Individual custom mink lashes are applied to the lash itself versus the lash line, the wear is usually longer than Strip lashes.
Individual Lash Cons:
People may be sensitive to the adhesive. As with eyelash extensions, you must maintain your individual lashes. When the individual lashes start to come off, you must replace them immediately so you don’t have holes in your lashes.
How to apply Strip and Individual Lashes
For a great tutorial on how to apply strip and individual eyelashes, visit the following website:
Natural Faux Lashes for Weddings
My favorite brand of faux eyelashes to create a “natural” look is Ardell. I particularly love #109 or #110. These custom mink lashes styles are very natural without the bride feeling overwhelmed and overly made-up. Ardell lash products are available at drug and beauty supply stores nationwide including CVS, Duane Reade, Genovese, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s, and Target.
Make-up artist tip: After you apply your faux lashes. Apply eyeliner along to lash line to make a nice clean edge.
In summary, I love the versatility of false lashes. If you are someone who loves to change your look, then Faux custom mink lashes are for you! Be Daring. Go Faux!
Terri Anne Meyer is founder of Aesthetic Artistry, LLC . Terri Anne brings 12 years of make-up artistry experience and has received advanced training in airbrush make-up artistry, make-up artistry for women of color, corrective make-up techniques, and color analysis. Her work has been featured in publications including Pageantry and PromTime.